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  • U2's Dublin - See Dublin by Bike

Activity Tours

The world conquering music of U2 was born in Dublin. All four band members experienced their formative years in the city. Dublin's environment and culture was an important influence on their music. The city shaped them and their success.

The tour captures many aspects of the U2 story; the recording studios- Windmill Lane where their early classic songs were recorded and Hannover Quay where the sounds of more maturing artists were created. The tour takes in a stop at the Bonavox shop on North Earl Street, the premises that gave Paul Hewson his global nickname; the journey takes in St Patrick's Grammar School from which the superstar was once expelled; the rock venue where they met the man who managed them for over 30 years.

The tour also takes in key landmarks in the city; Dublin Castle, Guinness, Grand Canal Dock, O'Connell Street and the General Post Office, College Green, the Georgian streets and more.

The guide for this tour is See Dublin by Bike partner, Julian Vignoles, a former music journalist and TV and radio producer familiar with the U2 story.

See the places, get the sense of the boys' city and hear anecdotes about Ireland's most successful rock band.

Minimum of 4 persons per tour


Cafe Rothar, Fade Street



  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 31 Dec

    MON 14:00 - 16:30
    TUES 14:00 - 16:30
    WED 14:00 - 16:30
    THU 14:00 - 16:30
    FRI 14:00 - 16:30
    SAT 14:00 - 16:30
    SUN 14:00 - 16:30

(subject to change)